Calling For Flash Fiction

One of the challenges that many authors face — both fiction and non-fiction —  is the task of choosing their words carefully.  Because words become sentences, and sentences become paragraphs, and paragraphs become elements of the project-at-hand,...

How To Choose A Genre or Niche In Your Writing

You know, if a feller wasn’t careful (my southern voice comes through in spite of my efforts), it would be really easy to lose your creative vibe from brooding about the business aspects of writing. It’s not enough that we must worry about plot holes, or...

Writing Advice 101

So…I’m sitting in my quiet space –because I’ve read that that’s what really works for Stephen King–completely free from interruptions.  Door closed. Picturesque view of the lake from the window of  a summer cabin...

How To Decide If You Should Outline Your Novel

When I was in high school and college, and had to complete those research papers that too often were on subjects that I had little to no interest in, one of the tools that always helped to guide me through the towering process was the required outline. I had many...